Auschwitz—this is the infamous wartime camp in Poland where the Germans are said to have killed at least one million Jews in homicidal gas chambers, misusing the insecticide called "Zyklon B." Auschwitz has become a buzzword for the Holocaust. It is said to have been the epicenter of this mother of all genocides. Here, the Germans are said to have employed their engineering ingenuity in order to mass murder their helpless victims in an industrial fashion with the highest efficiency possible. First they were shoved into chemical slaughthouses by the thousands, then their corpses were burned in rapid sequence in crematory ovens
But does that story stand up to scrutiny? This video looks into some of the common claims made by survivors about what happened at Auschwitz. Some of the questions asked in this context are:
Was it possible to fill the gas chambers with victims as it is claimed?
Would the Jews, supervised only by other Jews, have cooperated in their own mass slaughter?
What doors were used to lock in 2,000 Jews struggling for their lives?
How efficient was the cremation process really?
How many Auschwitz inmates left the camp alive to tell the world what they had seen?